Category: Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Intuitive Surgical issues a Class II recall warning of the potential for nearly 1,400 of its da Vinci surgical robots to 'stall' during procedures.
UPDATED Dec. 5, 8:45 a.m. with comment from an Intuitive spokesman
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) warned surgeons last month that its flagship da Vinci surgical robot can "stall" during procedures.
A new FDA memo and physician survey draws renewed attention to the increase in reports associated with Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system, which has been the subject of twice as many adverse event reports so far in 2013 than during the same period in 2012.
Embattled Intuitive Surgical gains back a few points after touting positive results comparing its da Vinci robot-assisted system against open and video-assisted thoracic surgery for treatment of lung cancer.
An insurance company sues Intuitive Surgical for allegedly concealing legal claims filed against the medical device company over its da Vinci surgical robot.
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) is facing a lawsuit from 1 of its insurers that alleges that the medical device company concealed legal claims filed over its da Vinci surgical robot.
Company officials at Intuitive discuss the company's Q3 2013 earnings results. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company reported $156 million, or $3.99 per share, on sales of $499 million for the 3 months ended September 30.
Elekta appoints former Nokia markets VP Niklas Savander as its new CEO and president.
Elekta (STO:EKTA B) said it named Niklas Savander, a former Nokia executive, as its new president & CEO. Savander is succeeding Tomas Puusepp, who will keep his seat on Stockholm-based company's board.
IT's Savander's 1st venture into the medical device industry. His resume includes stints at Hewlett-Packard as well as Nokia, according to a press release.
Troubled Intuitive Surgical says new studies demonstrate the safety of robot-assisted surgery, but Wall Street is unmoved by the news.